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NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent


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Item # NEMC5202
The ultra-lightweight (1 lb 15 oz) NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season tent offers fast-paced minimalist-oriented backpackers a sturdy weatherproof freestanding shelter at a fraction of the bulk and weight you’d traditionally expect.
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The ultra-lightweight (minimum weight of 1 pound 15 ounces) NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season tent offers fast-paced minimalist-oriented backpackers a sturdy weatherproof freestanding shelter at a fraction of the bulk and weight they’d traditionally expect. The tent’s streamlined profile helps shed wind and water during bad weather and the full mesh canopy offers good ventilation in warmer weather.

Two large side-entry doors make entering and exiting the tent easier on the body and create convenient access for two people. Dual vestibules offer space to stow gear and better coverage from the rain. An internal storage pocket utilizes light-diffusing fabric to turn a headlamp (sold separately) into a lantern capable of illuminating the interior of the tent.

A single hubbed-pole design creates a unique architecture with free-standing support and minimized weight. NEMO has moved the front pole hub overhead which creates more interior volume without the need for an additional ridge pole. Corner guyout points with a unique triangulated design at the “foot” of the tent can be staked-out to maximize internal space or left un-staked for weight savings.

A raised waterproof bathtub-style floor enhances performance in poor weather and also cuts down on wear-and-tear. Fully seam taped construction and the PU-coated Sil Nylon rainfly further bolster weather protection. A custom-fit footprint (sold separately) can be used to offer additional protection against standing water rocks and roots.

Each NEMO Hornet 2P backpacking tent includes a stuff sack, guyout cord, stakes, and a repair kit.

  • Two large side doors make entry/exit easier and provide easier gear access as well as more rain coverage
  • Includes luxury details like the Light Pockets, volumizing guy-outs and watertight compression stuff sack
  • No other 2-person freestanding tents on the market provide two doors and vestibules in the 2lb category
  • Footprint sold separately



Best Use Backpacking
Average Min Weight 2 lbs
Average Packed Weight 2 lb 5 oz
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Vestibule Area 16 sq ft
Sleeping Capacity 2
Seasons 3
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Pole Type DAC Featherlite NFL Aluminum
Pole Diameter 8.7 mm
Packed Size 19" x 5"
Number of Poles 1
Other Stuff Sack Included
Material Fly: 10D Sil / PU Nylon Ripstop (1200mm)
Canopy: 15D Nylon Ripstop Ripstop / No see um mesh
Floor: 15D Sil / PU Nylon Ripstop (1500mm)
Interior Height 40"
Freestanding Yes
Floor Dimension 85" x 51"
Floor Area 28 sq ft
Doors 2
Clips or Sleeves Clips


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 19 real customer reviews)

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Perfect for Boy Scout Backpacking
Reviewed by Christina H. - September 17, 2018

Likes: Super light weight, easy & quick setup, 2 side doors- no climbing over someone to get to bed, easy to divide and share the load between 2 Scouts.

Dislikes: Would be tight with 2 adults, but I bought this for my young Boy Scout and he will have plenty of room to share with a buddy.

Good quality and lightweight. Comfortable for one person, not for two.
Reviewed by Min Z. - August 30, 2018

Likes: Super light

Dislikes: Less roomy

Cozy Backpacking Tent
Reviewed by Ashley L. - August 16, 2018

Likes: *Lightweight
*Easy to set up
This tent has been through a couple rain storms and although the rain fly seemed to absorb a bit of water we stayed dry.

Dislikes: The high bathtub of the tent prevents a little airflow on really hot days.

Reviewed by Stillwater - August 4, 2018

Likes: Love this tent. Very packable and lite.

Dislikes: Def. Get the footprint

Really not a 2 person tent
Reviewed by Michelle Y. - August 2, 2018

Likes: Weight. Dual entry.

Dislikes: I bought this so i could hike with my 60lb yellow lab. Works really well for that. But it would be a super tight fit for two adults.

Great lightweight tent
Reviewed by Adam S. - July 19, 2018

Likes: Very lightweight, great features for the weight, seems durable so far.

Dislikes: Like others have said, is pretty small for a 2p tent, not completely free standing

Great Tent
Reviewed by Kyle B. - May 28, 2018

Likes: Light, easy setup & breakdown.

Dislikes: Snug for two full size adults but not uncomfortable. Material is thin but has held up very well.

OK Tent,
Reviewed by Nolty A. - April 11, 2018

Likes: Light Weight, dual doors, easy set up.

Dislikes: Held dampness in fly for a long time. Fly dosent extend down all the way on one end and effectively creates a situation as if its a single wall tent.

Wanted to love it, but not the best for wet climates.
Reviewed by Mark D. - April 9, 2018

Likes: Two doors. Fairly light for two door tent. Quality seem good.

Dislikes: Does not do well in high humidity. Single wall head wets on the inside. Fly like a sponge. Tent gained 5.3 ozs during a warm humid night. Fly took hours to dry. Little headroom unless you are right in the center. Four corner stakes not adjustable in their location, so in rocky areas hard to get tent tensioned right.

Definitely not a two person tent if either person wants to do anything other than lay still like a mummy.

Great tent, light as a feather!
Reviewed by Barry W. - April 9, 2018

Likes: Packability, easy setup

Dislikes: A little too small, zippers catch a little.

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